Summer has finally arrived and here in Los Angeles we’re looking to fill our summer bucket lists! It may be easy to hit the couch and succumb to “Netflix-and-chilling” during these hot lazy months, but with such great weather that almost feels wrong and wasteful. Let’s take advantage of what this beautiful city has to offer! Whether you’re an LA-local or just visiting, we’ve complied a list of summer must-do’s that will leave you feeling #soLA by the end of it.
Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nothing says “summer in LA” more than cemetery screenings at the Hollywood Forever. The summer-long event is hosted by Cinespia and brings cult favorites to the resting place of many Hollywood legends. Movie-lovers; hoard your picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and cheese platters (or box of pizza .. we don’t judge) and enjoy an outdoor movie under the moonlight with friends. Also, BEER AND WINE ARE ALLOWED. Check out the cinespia site to see the line-up of films they are showing this summer. (photo source: cinespia)
Malibu Wine Safari
Safari tour meets Vineyard, need we say more? Take a tour of the Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard, hosted by cheeky tour guides that help create a light-hearted and fun experience. During the tour you’ll be tasting wines and encountering animals (zebras, llamas, bison) at each stop. At the end of the tour, meet Stanley the giraffe and try not to get too star struck! He’s a movie star - ie. The Hangover. (photo source: malibuwinesafari)
Rose Bowl Flea Market
The Rose Bowl Flea Market is a quintessential event in LA. This massive flea market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Score some gems from the Rose Bowl’s slew of unique
vendors and find a wide range of items from clothes to furniture, and more. If you’re into thrifting and flea markets, the Rose Bowl is definitely the most iconic and the most colossal. It’s like the king/queen of all flea markets. (photo source: jinneydao)
Hiking at Temescal Canyon
For beautiful ocean-view hiking, Temescal Canyon is where it’s at. We suggest passing on the over-crowded hike at Runyon Canton, and opting for Temescal Canyon instead. You’ll get a good 2.6 mile workout in and can expand the hike to 4 miles or longer thanks to a variety of extensions. (photo source: liffed)
Brunch at The Butcher's Daughter
The Butcher's Daughter in Venice is a plant-based restaurant, cafe, juice bar and “vegetable slaughterhouse." Not only are the food and smoothies delicious, but the space features dreamy Insta-worthy decor
. + shop along Abbot Kinney while you wait for a table! (photo source: thebutchersdaughter)
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